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    1. 1. 2 Week Course for Teachers of2 Week Course for Teachers of English inVocational andEnglish inVocational and Secondary SchoolsSecondary Schools Language and MethodologyLanguage and Methodology Exeter: 14 July-27 July 2013Exeter: 14 July-27 July 2013 Presented by Mariana Kolarska
    2. 2. IntroductionIntroduction This presentation gives a summary of the course which I took part in. The material in the presentation is beneficial for ELF teachers .
    3. 3. Training OutlineTraining Outline Lesson 1:Warm-up ◦ Techniques and activities Lesson 2:Teaching Reading ◦ Techniques and activities Lesson 3:Teaching Grammar ◦ Techniques and activities
    4. 4. Activity 1: Teaching Warm-upActivity 1: Teaching Warm-up SuggestionsSuggestions Think for a phrase of the day/week. Will this be a busman’s holiday? 1. Make students brainstorm what ‘busman’s holiday’ means. 2. Do any activities to activate the schemata.
    5. 5. Speculate QuestionsSpeculate Questions JENNY 92 Taipei Perth 2 Manhattan Murder Mystery 15 Brad Pitt Silver
    6. 6. Lesson 1:Wrap-upLesson 1:Wrap-up Set up fun warm up activities as they raise energy levels. Follow the scheme a) Purpose – Activating the schemata b) TTT – Teacher Talking Time c) STT – Student Talking Time d) Advantages vs. Disadvantages E) Adopt for your students
    7. 7. Activity:Teaching ReadingActivity:Teaching Reading  Start with realia: in this case ‘Shopping list’  Discussion – feedback : continue the shopping list, check in the group, speak about most memorable birthday.  Skin reading - gist question: in this case ‘Is the man happy?’ ( no talking, no writing, no dictionaries) Text for students  Second reading – scan for the facts. Group students in 3 and ask what they remember. Text for teachers  Scan for unknown words / students underline the words, check how many they are/  Identify the parts of speech  Replace – make a story  Compare with the original  Finish the story
    8. 8. Lesson 2:Wrap-up Approaches to readingLesson 2:Wrap-up Approaches to reading Pre-text 1. Introduction and lead-in e.g. get the learners interested in the topic through initial discussion. 2. First task (pre-reading) e.g. prediction, read questions about the text etc. Text 1. Tasks to focus on overall text meaning, reading for gist 2. Tasks to focus on fast reading for scanning. 3. Tasks to focus on general meaning 4. Tasks to focus on finer meaning 5. Tasks to focus on language details Post – text 1. Freer follow on task focusing on productive skills 2. Recap and revision, closure with follow –up HW or self - study
    9. 9. Lesson 3:Teaching GrammarLesson 3:Teaching Grammar Guided Discovery ApproachGuided Discovery Approach 1. Situational presentation. 2. Text – based presentation. 3. Get something to notice the patterns. 4. Focus on meaning before form ( within a context). 5. Concept Checking Questions ( CCQs). Link to the approach
    10. 10. ResourcesResources Recommended reading News Headlines Photo scavenger hunt Phrasal verbs lesson jokes